PETALING JAYA, 19 November 2023 – This year the 28th edition of Annual Charity Walk-Jog-Wheel A-Thon is back with a much larger number of participants from the public, private sectors and disabled community. The event involves participation of about 30 NGOs related to the disabled community. It is primarily aimed at raising funds for SCAS&FT and participating NGOs to raise awareness and support from the public for Persons With Disabilities (PWD).
Organised by Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory (SCAS&FT), the event was officially launched on 15 Aug 2023 by Minister of Women, Family and Community Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri at Dewan Teong Kim Chai at Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, SCAS&FT Learning and Rehabilitation Centre. Also present were member of Dewan Negara Senator Isaiah D Jacob and SCAS&FT president Dato’ Hong Yee Keong.
SCAS&FT, under the Royal Patronage of His Highness Sultan of Selangor, has been organising this event together with other NGOs, since 1994. The event was first held on 30th July 1994 in Dataran Merdeka.
The event is divided into two categories – the 2km Fun Walk with Disabled and the 7km (Open)
This year we managed to register total of 2,500 participants for the event with estimated of 300 are Persons with Disabilities (PWD) from various NGOs.
During the launch, Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy lauded the initiatives by SCAS&FT to raise more awareness on the plight of PWD and this event given public the opportunity to walk hand in hand with PWD, supporting and empowering public to instil the values of passion and patience.
“This is a great platform for participants and PWD to walk, run and wheel together on the same platform, allowing them to better understand the PWDs community and our continuous efforts in promoting inclusivity and equality,” she said.
The fact that the disabled will be participating together with others is a great form of empowerment for the disabled such as the blind, wheelchair-bound, cerebral palsy children, and autistic. It helps them integrate with society and instil public the value of passion with patience.
Event Organising Chairman, Datuk’ Jerry Ching thanked the public, sponsors, companies and donors who gracefully came forward to support and help to raise funds not only for SCAS&FT but for the other participating NGOs.
He added this year, the 30 NGOs has raised total of RM105K for their own organisations. The total funds raised is RM350K.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to make a special mention and appreciation on behalf of SCAS&FT, to the Youth and Sport Ministry (Kementerian Belia dan Sukan) for their Sports Matching Grant (SMG) initiative which helps reimburse up to 50% of the event cost and also assisting us to send our elite paralympic athletes who have taken their time off from their training schedule to participate and liven up our event” he said.
Special thanks to the corporate sponsors:
- KDK Fans (M) Sdn Bhd – has been our partners for more than 5 years.
- DOO Technology MY Sdn Bhd
24 Drums Performance are by 22 staff of DOO Group led by Winson Lee and Chris Choong
- Rimbun Hybridtv Broadcast Sdn Bhd
- Laguna De Bay Sdn Bhd
- Spectrum Outdoor Marketing Sdn Bhd
- Wellesta Healthcare Sdn Bhd
- NZ New Image Sdn Bhd
- Skyworth Development Malaysia Sdn Bhd
- Heyjom / Score Sports Management Sdn Bhd
- Proguard Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd
- Sheng Tai Impression Sdn Bhd
- Hextar Solutions Sdn Bhd
- Paint House Hardware Trading
- Visual EFX Sdn Bhd
- Axis Outdoor Solution Sdn Bhd
- Fraser & Neave Holding Bhd
- The Pearl Kuala Lumpur
- Samchem Sdn Bhd
- Tekat Maju Sdn Bhd
- Acson Malaysia Sales & Services Sdn Bhd
- Magnum Cares Sdn Bhd
- Brama Impressa Design & Build Sdn Bhd
- Axicom Sdn Bhd
- Cosway (M) Sdn Bhd
- 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd
- D8 Group
- Genio Sdn Bhd
- Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd
The 11 athletes from our Malaysia Paralympic team in this event are:
- Muhammad Amirul Alif bin Abdul Raof
- Pingat Perak Shot Put Para Asean Games Solo 2022
- Pingat Perak Shot Put Para Asean Games Phnom Penh 2023
- Taufik Hidayat bin Nasirdin
- Firdaus Shukor
- Muhammad Adam Salleh
- Muhammad Nurdin bin Ibrahim
- Bronze Medal 1500m Asian Para Games Hangzhou 2023
- Bronze Medal 1500m Asean Games Phnom Penh 2022
- Nasharuddin bin Mohd
- Muhammad Haqeem Mustaqim bin Husmadi
- Sona Anak Agon
- Ahmad Shamim Mohd Kadri
- Gloria Wong
- Jennahtul Fahmi bin Ahmad Jennah
About Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCAS&FT)
The Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor & Federal Territory was established in 1960 to improve the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy. The Association manages a Spastic Centre that provides numerous services, facilities, and activities to care for and treat these special children such as providing basic academics, living skills and vocational training, a sheltered workshop, as well as a rehabilitation centre. It provides a comprehensive range of treatments covering physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and hydrotherapy.
About Annual Charity Walk-Jog-Wheel A-Thon
The Annual Charity Walk Jog Wheel-A-Thon is SCAS&FT’s signature event organised annually and has been running for 28 years. It provides an avenue for the masses, the public, the PWD community, corporates and sponsors to participate on the same platform for a common cause of raising funds, create awareness and driving the inclusive and equality agenda.
For more information on donations, sponsorships and contributions, and enquiries, contact: Datuk Jerry Ching (Mobile) 012-378 9755 or the following links:
Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCAS&FT)
Telephone: +603-7958 2393 / 7955 0296
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/@SCASFT1960